Sashai Alvarez Jasper

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Chicago, Illinois

Sashai Alvarez Jasper is a proud Chicagoan. Sashai is a descendant of a Puerto-Rican father and a Honduran mother. Sashai speaks Spanish and English fluently and grew up in Humboldt Park. Sashai currently resides in South Shore and is 100 percent certain she is the only Puerto-Rican/Honduran American that lives and has ever lived in South Shore☺. Sashai attended Richard Yates Elementary, Whitney M. Young High School, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (undergrad), and Pace University in New York City (master’s in the science of teaching).

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Posted Nov. 8, 2017

Do Not Close My Daughter’s School

My daughter, Rileigh Jasper, is a first-grader at National Teachers Academy (NTA) in Chicago Public Schools. The school holds the…

By Sashai Alvarez Jasper

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Posted Feb. 26, 2021

February Is Black History Month. Periodt.

I swear I wasn’t trying to end Black History Month with white people and skinfolk that ain’t kinfolk foolery but … Yesterday my homie, Dr.…

By Tanesha Peeples

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Posted Feb. 26, 2021

Want a National Effort to Combat COVID Learning Loss? Study Your Black History.

We know all too well Black and brown students in marginalized communities are now bearing the brunt of the pandemic’s effect on schools—with inadequate technology,…

By Sharif El-Mekki

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Posted Feb. 24, 2021

Meet Newark’s Own Amanda Gorman, Seventh Grade Poet Makayla Brown

A month ago, as Amanda Gorman shared her beautiful prose during President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris’ inauguration, students at KIPP Rise Academy in Newark had…

By Laura Waters

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